The Military Affairs Council is a self-governing non-profit organization and is operated exclusively for the fulfillment of its mission. It has its own budget, raises its own funding and all decisions are directed by the MAC membership.
WHAT WE DO
Ensuring the long-term military value of Homestead Air Reserve Base and reinforcing the military family’s quality of life.
WHO WE ARE
The Military Affairs Council had its beginning in September of 1967. The history of the Rotary Club of Homestead shows that a similar, informal community committee functioned in 1955 with the purpose of “smoothing relations between the newly activated Homestead Air Force Base and Homestead and other Redland District communities.” It was called the Civilian-Military Liaison Committee.
DECLARATION OF LEGACY
The Military Affairs Council history and the purpose of The Military Affairs Council, Inc. (MAC) had its origins in 1955 in the aftermath of World War II and The Korean War era, when its predecessor (Civilian-Military Liaison Committee) was formed by the Rotary Club of Homestead for the purpose of encouraging good will between the newly activated Homestead Air Force Base (now Homestead Air Reserve Base) and Homestead and other Redland District communities. In 1967 the organization joined the Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce as the Military Affairs Committee. This committee was a self-governing and self-funded standing committee with its own Board of Directors, by-laws, budget, and funding and with all decisions being directed by its membership.
For over 53 years MAC has carried out its mission to assist the military units at the Base and in the greater Homestead area to include:
Supporting military missions and goals.
Promoting understanding and cooperation between the civilian and military communities.
Enhancing the quality of life for military personnel and their families in our community.
Ensuring the long-term military value of Homestead Air Reserve Base.
The MAC mission has been consistently performed working with military, governmental and social entities throughout Homestead, South Miami Dade County, and the northern Florida Keys. In order to continue its legacy, retain its traditional integrity and continue its unique ability to perform the mission, the members of the MAC, by majority vote, decided to register as a 501(c)(3) entity and to henceforth be called The Military Affairs Council, Inc.